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FOX News
Sep 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
for top earners. now republican leader they concede the point to benefit the mide class. julie kirtz has more on austan goolsbee first sunday appearance. >> john boehner the house republican leader is sounding ngday for the first time like he sees opening for negotiation on tax cut with theous. bless than two months before the mid-term boehner says he is willing to talk about tax cut compromise and willing to vote for a bill to phase out the bush tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. heres is boehner this morning. >> if the only option i have is vote for those with 250 or below, of course i'll do that. 'll do everything i can to fight to make sure we extend the current tax rates for all americans. >> ehner seemed to second what president obama said this week, extending tax cuts for middle class americans should be srting point forte debate on tax cuts. today, austan goolsbee said well-off americans don't need a tax break but middle class americans do. >> the president believes you cannot after a decade of astounding squeeze on the middle class, followed by the worst recession in our lif
FOX News
Sep 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
, but they say they're coming much too late. julie kirtz with more from washington. >> julie, with the economy still in a slump and unemployment at 9.6%, president obama traveled to the midwest this week to talk about the economy. first to milwaukee for labor day and then cleveland on wednesday where he will layout the new plan in more details. aids confirm the president will propose a permanent extension about a popular tax credit. a break for business research done in the u.s. and aides say it will be paid for by closing other corporate tax breaks and also under consideration by the obama white house is an extension of hiring incentives and a payroll tax holiday. we had reaction to obama's latest proposal on fox news sunday. >> my reaction is that we always like to see a death bed conversions, but the fact is if we'd have done this kind of thing nearly a couple of years ago, we'd be in a lot better shape. >> it's not a death bed conversion, there have been a series of tax cuts, but looking at the pace of recovery thank goodness we're not shrinking, we're growing, but the president has steps.
FOX News
Sep 5, 2010 10:00am EDT
administration spending programs. julie kirtz, live in washington with the latest. good morning, julie. what do you expect we can hear from the president on the economy this week. >> as you said the economy is the central issue of the midterms and the president, hits the road with the series of the economic events including trips to swing states, part of the big pre-election push to revive the economy, as well as in november and he'll be in milwaukee on monday and cleveland on wednesday. and for what aids say is a major speech on the economy. he'll end his week back at the white house with the news conference and it is aim at getting people to back and cowering republicans who say his policies just have not helped, america's -- americans get back to work. >> eric: you mentioned the policies and you have the stimulus plan, no big stimulus proposal expected but what are they considering short of this. >> no big mel ga billion dollar stimulus is on -- mega billion dollar stimulus is on the table. the president will push targeted stimulus proposals, aimed at helping small businesses and lower incom
FOX News
Sep 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
i've seen in washington d.c. and i've been here a life. >> julie: it's getting ugly. julie kirtz with more. >> the house minority leader accusing democrats of causing more uncertainty for taxpayers by punting, he said the tax cut issue until after the mid terms and boehner says that congress should take the opportunity to vote this week and americans know the tax rates are going to be. >> to adjourn without dealing with this means that in their minds, the elections are more important than the jobs for the american people and it's just politics as usual. >> and senate minority leader michigan mcconnell is refusing to discuss a possible compromise with democrats saying the tax cuts should be extended for everyone, including those making more than $250,000 a year. the question is do we want to raise taxes in the middle of a very, very tough economy, all the republicans think it's a bad idea and a substantial number of the democrats think the same thing. >> the top democrats in congress say americans aren't likely to get an answer on the big tax question before they go to the polls o
FOX News
Sep 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT
that such a procedure potentially leaves the door open for legal challenges. only time will tell. julie kirtz has the latest from alaska to washington. >> the future alaskan senator isn't giving up the seat without a fight even though some are calling her a spoil sport. her decision to challenge the republican nominee joe miller as a write candidate will not undermine the party and national television to accuse miller, a tea party favorite endorsed by sarah palin of being too extreme. >> he is suggesting to us, in my opinion, and in the opinion of many, many alaskans, pretty radical things, we dump social security, no more medicare, let's get rid of the department of education. elimination of all ear marks. >> miller fighting back for the first time since his victory turned into a three-way general east lex race, two republicans against democrat scott mcadams appears on fox news sunday. miller said that murkowski is out of touch with alaska and a desire by voters to slow down government spending. >> so, i think that really, she's just got a real disconnection from reality in anything that the vot
FOX
Sep 26, 2010 5:00pm PDT
deficit. but republicans are standing firm against it. julie kirtz reports from d.c. >> reporter: top democrats are saying that americans aren't likely to get a big answer on the tax questions before they go to the polls on november 2nd. majority leader steny hoyer doubts that they will vote on that before going home to campaign and blames republicans in senate for blocking the vote. >> the senate has refused to move forward on that issue. as you know we have some 1400 bills penning in the senate, 75% of which have gotten 50 republican votes more, but they can't move through the senate. so it would be a specious act. >> reporter: re want to allow tax cuts to expire on january 911 to help reduce the democrat, but house minority leadership john boehner calls "the inability of democrats to act on the tax cuts inexcusable." >> if we leave here this week without preventing these tax increases on the american people it will be the most irresponsible thing i have seen in washington, d.c. and i have been here a while. >> reporter: top white house sad visorrer david axelrod saying, "that the
FOX News
Sep 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
them for everyone. julie kirtz has the latest on the battle. >> news on the tax front. from the second ranking democrat in the house, steny hoyer saying americans should not expect to see a vote in the house this week on extending bush era tax cuts. instead the house will ayour honor journ for a month of cam can paining. on "fox news sunday" they asked hoyer if he will vote on the bush era tax color. >> i doubt we will. let me tell you why. the senate refused to move forward on the issue. we have 400 bills pending in the senate. 75 of which got 50 republican votes or more. they can't move through the senate. >> the senate leaders saying that the democrats don't have the votes right now to pass extension of the bush era cuts for middle income americans. the senate republicans standing firm saying wealthy americans should not be hit with a big tax hike either. >> this has been the tax rate for a decade. most think raising taxes could be the worst thing you could do. >> reporter: even more tax talk. david axelrod on abc said the white house will figure out a way to get a middle class tax
FOX News
Sep 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
bail. a lot of questions remain and julie kirtz with the latest, the details. t >> we're trying to sort through them, rather. bottom line they say let her go, but it will cost half a llion dollars. the iranian attorney says after meeting with her today, he's hopeful she will move the prison in theext two or three days. there's word exactly when she'll be right out and we're getting mixed messages from prosecutors in iran who confirmed today as well that authorities will release her on bail because of health problems. told the associated press that smbassy is making arrangements for the $50000 bi payment and represents u.s. interests in iran. she says, here attorney says that he met with the other two american hikers and they're both okay. of course, you remember the three were arrested more than a year ago in july of last year and accused of spying. y they said they hiked into iran by mistake and prosecutors say the case against all three i a nearly complete and charges have not been dropped although the senior prosecutor says the three americans have not-- we d't know when she'll be r
FOX News
Sep 4, 2010 6:00pm EDT
plans to do more he says, julie kirtz has the latest from washington. >> juliet, calling this the worst recession of our lifetime president obama says the middle class has been squeezed the most and he promises to work hard to turn that around. he spends the weekend at camp david but obama used his labor day weekend address to talk about his efforts that create jabs, make college more affordable. cut taxes and overhaul the healthcare system. more discouraging news from the labor department. 54,000 jobs in august. unemployment rate ticked up to 9.6%. >> long before this recession hit, the middle class had been taking some hard shots. long before this recession, the values of hard work and responsibility that built this country had been given short shrift. >> as the president and economic team try to reassure americans that better days are ahead, many in the g.o.p. say obama's recovery summer has failed to materialize. and it's time to do something new. >> the nation's unemployment rate has now been above 9% for 16 consecutive months. this is despite the fact that the obama administration
FOX News
Sep 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
issue. julie kirtz has more from washington. >> reporter: john boehner the house republican leader, sees the first time on negotiations to tax cuts. less than two months to the mid terms he's willing to talk cut deal and vote for a deal that would phase cout a bush tax cut for the wealthiest americans, making $250,000 a year. >> if the only option i have is to vote for those 250 and below of course i'm going to do that, but i'm going to do everything i can to make sure we extend the current tax cuts for all americans. >> reporter: and what president obama said this week, at extending the tax cuts for middle class americans to be a starting point for debate on tax cuts and the chief economic advisors, awes tan goolsbee says he welcomes taboehner's new stance and will bemp emphasizing the white house view that the very well off in this country don't need a tax break, but middle class americans do. >> the president strongly believes that you cannot, after the decade of an t astounding squeeze on the middle class that was followed by the worst recession in our lifetime. since 1929, th
FOX News
Sep 26, 2010 4:00pm EDT
and lawmakers may wait to decide their fate until after the november midterm elections. julie kirtz is live with more on that, hi, julie. >> top democrats in congress saying americans are likely to get an answer on the big tax question, before they go to the polls, november 2nd. house majorities leader steny hoyer, said on fox news sunday he doubts the house will vote on extending the bush era tax cuts this week and blames republicans in the senate, for blocking action. >> the senate has refused to move forward on that issue, as you know, we have 400 bills pending in the senate, 75% of which have gotten 50 republican votes or more but they can move the senate and it would be a specious act. >> reporter: democratic leaders say they want to allow tax cuts for higher income americans to expire at the end of the year to reduce the deficit. but, house minority leader john boehner says it is irresponsible for democrats to delay action on the tax cuts until after the midterms, republicans want all the cuts extended, of course. >> if we leave here this week an adjourn for the election without preve
FOX News
Sep 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
, and they are rolling out initiatives, ranging from tax credits to reducing unemployment this week, julie kirtz reports from washington. >> reporter: with the economy until in a slump and unemployment 9.6%, the president travels to the midwest this week to talk about the economy. first, milwaukee labor day and cleveland wednesday and he'll lay out his plan in more detail and, aides confirm the president will propose a permanent extension of a popular tax credit, and that is a break for business research done in the u.s., aides say it will be paid for by closing other corporate tax breaks and also, under consideration by the obama white house is an extension of hiring incentives, and a payroll tax holiday. the reaction to obama's latest proposals on fox news sunday. >> my reaction is that we always like to see death bed conversions but the fact is if we'd have done this kind of thing nearly a couple of years ago, we'd be in a lot better shape. >> it's not a death bed conversion. there were a series of tax cuts for businesses and looking at the pace of the recovery thank goodness we are not shrinking, we
FOX News
Sep 26, 2010 10:00am EDT
just isn't the answer to fixing the financial problems. julie kirtz joins us live from washington with more on that. >> reporter: leading democrats in congress this morning telling us americans aren't likely to get an answer on that big tax question before they go to the polls in november. house majority leader steny hoyer on "fox news sunday" says he doubts the house will vote to extend the bush tax cuts before going on hiatus for a month. the democrats, he said, stand firm in their desire to give middle income americans, not wealthy, the tax breaks. steny hoyer. >> the president made it clear and i made it clear, the leadership made it clear. we are for making sure middle class americans don't get a tax increase and we'll make sure it happens. >> also this morning, house minority leader john boehner asked for congress not acting on the tax cut irresponsible. boehner? >> as we leave here and adjourn before the election without tax increases on the american people it would be the most irresponsible thing i've seen since i've been in washington, d.c. i've been here a while. >> repo
FOX News
Sep 12, 2010 4:00pm EDT
out the tax cutie for the wealthiest americans. julie kirtz takes a closer look. >> john boehner, the house republican leader sounds for the first time like he sees opening for negotiation on tax cuts. less than two months before th midterm, boehner says he is willing to talk about the tax cut deal and willing to vote for a deal that would phase t the bush tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. the families making more than $250,000 a year. >> it's the only option i have to vote for those o 250 and below, of course i'll do that. i am going to do everything i can to fight and make sure we extend the current tax rates for all americans. >> boehner seemed to second what president obama said this week, extenting tax cuts for middle class americans should be a starting point for debate on tax cuts. the president chief economic adviser austan goolsbee says welcomes the president's new stance and echoes the white house view well off don't need tax break and middle class americans do.ly >> the presiden strongly believes that y cannotf after a decad e of astounding squeeze on the middle
FOX News
Sep 18, 2010 4:00pm EDT
is telling an undercover fbi agent he could help venezuela build a nuclear bomb. julie kirtz is live in washington and have they been on the radar for a long time. >> reporter: i have been going through the indictment today and the fbi was tracking the couple for a while, since 2008 and combined have 40 years of experience, at the los alamos nuclear will be this new mexico and actio access to the restric information and according to the indictment the doctor and his wife, met with an undercover fbi agent, several times, over the last few years, the doctor allegedly told the under cover agent that he could develop a bomb for venezuela in ten years and, according to the indictment, he said with his technical help, venezuela could cause an explosion over new york that, quote, would not kill anybody but would destroy all the electrical power to new york, according to the fbi or federal indictment. the indictment says a document written and edited by the couple, was on the design and manufacture and use of atomic weapons and yes they have been tracking them quite some time. >> gregg: have
FOX News
Sep 19, 2010 10:00am EDT
in as a write-in and both were speaking out this morning. julie kirtz is live with the latest. how did lisa murkowski explain the decision after she lost to go after the nomination and bam write-in candidate? >> she said she is not undermining the republican party with her write-in race, so she is pushing ahead, she said with her decision to run as a write-in and pushing to the center, by the way, as she tries to keep her senate seat. she is already trying to raise money. she had a rally in alaska. had a conference call with supporters yesterday. she is taking on, of course, tea party favorite joe miller. the message today on national television boils down to this. miller, she says is too radical for action and she says outside tea party activists conducted a live smear campaign on his behalf. here is murkowski. >> you had the tea party express, the california based group come in at the end minute in a campaign and run a mud-slinging smear, just a terrible, terrible campaign. with lies and fabrication, and they came in and dumped $600,000 in to a small market here in alaska. they absolutely
FOX News
Sep 12, 2010 10:00am EDT
is contingent it's being reported on posting a halfil million dollars bail. julie kirtz is live in washinhigon follog.wing the sto since early this morning. julie, where's that money supposed to come e from? have we confirmed that report? >> well, i spoke with representatives of sar shourd's family. they would not get into the money aspect ofthis. they said that the swiss embassy in iran is working on makinti that bail happen on posting that bail. they also told me this morning that the family, of coure, as you might imagine is closely monitoring all the developments out of iran today, concerning the hiker's status and that they are now very hopeful that she will be released. they don't have a tny dates, though, that they would release to me. anyway. we've heard from both the senior prosecutor today in iran that she'll be allowed to leave iran if she posts that half a million dollar bail and her attorney is also telling the associated press today that he is hopeful she'll be released iys. two or three days. so that's wt we have so far. this back and forth on again, off again story seems to co
KICU
Sep 12, 2010 11:30pm PDT
to be sighted with democrats to end a bush-era tax cut. julie kirtz with the story from washington. >> reporter: john boehner sounds for the first time says is he willing to take a tax cut deal and willing to vote for phasing out the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans, making more than $250,000 a year. >> if the only option i have is oto vote for those $250,000 and ploy, of course i'm going that, but i'm going everything i can to fight to extend the current tax rate for all american. >> reporter: boehner seemed to second what president obama said this week, that extending the tax cuts for middle-class americans should be a starting point for a debate on tax cuts. the president's chief economic advisor, austan goolsbee says he welcomes boehner's new stance and emphasizing the white house view that the very well off in this country don't need a tax break, but middle americans do. >> the president strongly believes that you cannot, after the decade of an astounding squeeze on the middle-class, that was followed by the worst ecession in our lifetime, since 1929, that is we cannot afford to rai
FOX News
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
for a controversial senate candidate richard blumenthal. julie kirtz joins us from washington, d.c. good morning. >> good morning. the president carried connecticut by an overwhelming majority two years ago. but his standing in the polls has slipped, as you know, and that raises the big question, could president obama be a drag on democratic senate candidate richard blumenthal? the president is going to connecticut this afternoon to stump for blumenthal as the four decade veteran of state politics there has slipped in the polls. new polls show him 6% ahead. that's down from a 10 point lead. he's running against vince mcmahan. the president will attend a splashy fundraiser and it happens to be in gated territory. mcmahan has promised to spend $50 billion to win the race if that's what it takes. blumenthal, campaign officials say they probably can't match that much the president's visit to connecticut today should help on the money front. back to you guys. >> thanks. think what's happening in connecticut. you remember how bad the polling was for senator dodd. so bad the senator who wanted to be pr
FOX News
Sep 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. there has been a lot of backlash from those in her party this weekend. julie kirtz is following the story and has the latest. >> reporter: the two-term alaska senator isn't give up her job without a fight. lisa murkowski says her decision to challenge the republican nominee joe miller as a write-in candidate will not undermine the republican party. murkowski also used her appearance on national television today to accuse miller as being too extreme. >> he is suggesting to us, in my opinion, and in the opinion of many, many alaskans some pretty radical things. we dump social security no, more medicare, get rid of the department of education. elimination of all earmarks. >> firing back today for the first time since his victory, turned into a three-way general election race. two republicans against democrats scott mcadams. appearing on sunday sunday, miller said murkowski has a desire by voters to slow down government spending. here is miller. >> i think really she has a real disconnection from reality in thinking that the voters in alaska are extreme. >> well, miller won the g.o.p. nominat
FOX News
Sep 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
in the administration while we do our own jobs. i don't know who is doing the s theirs. julie kirtz joins us with more. what's heading our way, julie? >> hey, brian, yeah, you know, the midterms are weeks away. voters are skeptical about obama's historic health care law but today, the white house will use the sixth month anniversary of the law to resell or reexplain it to americans while the white house officials are telling us they're down playing the significance of the health bill as a campaign issue, a new a.p. poll finds just 30% of americans are in favor of the health care overhaul the president signed in july and march. this morning, obama holds a backyard chat in falls church, virginia, about health care reform so the president this morning is putting the spotlight on new benefits that kick in, as you said, tomorrow called the patient's bill of rights. the provisions include free immunizations for kids, no more lifetime health insurance coverage limits. no denial of coverage to kids with pre-existing conditions and young adults will be able to stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26.
FOX News
Sep 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
in india and set to focus on western tourists staying in france, england and germany. julie kirtz is live in washington for us with the developing details. >> that's right. western intelligence agencies had credible intelligence that mumbai style attack was planned to target western tourists, as you said, likely americans staying in western hotels in france, england and germany. the attackers were allegedly of pakistani or algerian origin and trained in pakistan's tribal areas. u.s. intelligence decided to leak the information according to one source as a disruption tactic. the threat was credible and the concern was that it would evolve. at this point, there have been no arrests, gretchen, according to our information, officials are still working to investigate this plot. a big concern is that the plotters were modeling their european assault on the 2008 attack in mumbai, india, when armed gunmen, as you remember, killed more than 200 people in coordinated attacks there. several sources telling "the wall street journal" today they haven't seen a terror threat as serious as this plot for
FOX News
Sep 4, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. but where are all the jobs? and do we really need a second stimulus? julie kirtz is standing by with much more on this story. hi, julie. >> hi, uma. calling this the worst recession of our lifetime, president obama says the middle class has been squeezed the most and promises to turn it around. he spent the weekend at camp david but he used his labor day weekend address to talk about the efforts to create jobs and make college more affordable, cut taxes and overhaul the healthcare system. the comments follow more discouraging news from the labor department that the economy shed 54,000 jobs in august. the unespecially employment rate kicked up to 9.6%. >> long before the recession hit, middle class had been taking hard shots. long before the recession, the hard work that built the country had been given short shift. >> the president and the economic team try to reassure americans that better days are ahead, many in the g.o.p. say the obama recovery summer never materialized and it's time to do something new. >> the nation's unemployment rate has now been above 9% for 16 consecutive months.
FOX News
Sep 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
emerging as the leading candidate on the presidential ballot. >> julie kirtz is live in washington with the details. that wasn't what anybody was predicting yesterday, julie. >> no, it wasn't, but the indiana republican pulled off that big win after the straw poll at that summit in washington d.c. he won the poll this weekend with 24%, and edging out mike huckabee who came in second at 22% and mitt romney, third at 13%. the support, pence message was among the conservative conservatives this weekend. the taxes and budget deficit. such big issues in washington. pence told the crowd of conservatives they shouldn't ignore the battle over life, marriage and religious liberty. here is pence on friday. >> we will not restore the nation with public policy alone. it will require public virtue. and that emanates from the traditional institutions of of our nation, life and family, and religion. [applaus [applaus [applause]. >> well, pence was a big winner in the straw poll, but after she wowed the crowd at the family council summit christine o'donnell decided to cancel high profile appearanc
FOX News
Sep 5, 2010 12:00pm EDT
on weak job numbers and now he is pushing ideas to spur economic growth. julie kirtz is standing by with more on that. >> reporter: he is going to visit two swing states and hold a news conference in washington on friday. part of the game plan to revive chances in november. first in milwaukee on monday and cleveland on wednesday and back at the white house on friday for what aides say in cleveland will be a major speech on the economy. aides say obama picked cleveland because it's the site of recent speech by john boehner who called on obama to get rid of his entire economic team. in cleveland, wednesday, the president will outline the economic proposal, a megabillion dollar stimulus plan like last year is not under consideration. instead, the white house aides confirm this morning the president will lay out several less expensive ideas like a permanent extension of tax credits or business research done in the u.s. this would be a $100 billion proposal to be paid for by closing corporate tax breaks, according to the administration. also under consideration is an extension of hiri
FOX News
Sep 16, 2010 9:00am EDT
to today, is it, martha. martha: julie kirtz joins us live at the white house, and president obama sending a shot across the g.o.p. bow on this tax cuts issue yesterday and tell us about that. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, hammering home the message, or the message that republicans in his view are blocking tax cuts, for the middle clar dle class a blocking the plan to give tax cuts to small business owners and praising the two republicans who voted with democrats, yesterday, on the president's small business tax plan, here's the president yesterday from the white house, on that. >> president barack obama: i understand there is an election coming up, but the american people didn't send us here to just think about our jobs, they sent us here to think about theirs. they sent us here to think about their lives. and their children's lives. and, to be responsible and to be serious about the challenges we face as a nation. >> reporter: we're also looking at a memo, the white house is circulating among democratic candidates, some ammunition, if you will, as they are out there talking to the peo
FOX News
Sep 18, 2010 12:00pm EDT
defeated in the g.o.p. primary, alaska senator lisa murkowski isn't giving up yet. julie kirtz has more on this story and the other top stories making news at this hour. hi, julie. >> hi, uma. following the defeat in the g.o.p. primary, alaska senator lisa murkowski says she will enter the race as write-in candidate and she will once again be pitted against the tea party supported joe miller who is backed by the republican party establishment as well. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad stops in syria today ahead of his visit to u.n. to new york. he said he and syrian president will talk about the middle east and the west agenda in the region. voting was marred when two people were killed by strikes. and b.p. hopes to have the well dead. they will perform a pressure test tonight and if the cement holds, the well will be permanently sealed. those are some of the top stories right now. back to you, uma. >> uma: all right, julie. thank you very much. well, sarah palin heading to republican dinner last night in a state known for political clout, further fuelling speculation that the forme
FOX News
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
will increase your health care cost, not reduce them. julie kirtz is in washington with the details. make this make sense, julie. >> i'll try. this new government report on the health care laws, bottom line, you know, likely to give both critics and backers ammunition this morning. forecast released today by medicare's office says the nation's health care spending will go up under obama's sweeping new law but not by a massive amount. it says the average annual growth in health care spending will be and here comes the numbers, just .2 of 1 percentage point higher through the year 2019 with obama's remake and that includes more than 32 million uninsured people gaining coverage. to break it down, if you factor in the law, the overall cost of health care to the economy for each american will be an ov raj of $13,652 a year in 2019. without the law, the average would be $262 less. not a massive amount of difference according to this report. under this report, it found under president obama's overhaul, health care spending will grow to 20% of the economy in the next nine years even without the
FOX News
Sep 19, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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FOX News
Sep 22, 2010 11:00am EDT
architect of the president's policy, from the stimulus bill to financial reform bill, jon. jon: julie kirtz live at the white house, thank you. coming up, jenna is going to talk about our panel of economic experts on what this shakeup at the white house means and who might replace larry summers. we want to hear from you as well, some of the names floating well, meg whitman, republican for governor of california and former coof ebay, carly fiorina, former hewlett-packard ceo, she's running against senator barbara boxer in california, laura tyson, she was bill clinton's national economic council director so she already knows the ropes in washington and ann mulcahy, on the president's economic advisory board. go to our show page, foxnews.com/happening now, vote there, you can also leave a comment by clicking on our blog section, or e-mail us your choice and comments, happening now at foxnews.com. jenna: let's talk a little more about this new book that everyone in washington and really elsewhere is talking about today, someone who has actually seen an advanced copy of bob woodward's obama's wa
FOX News
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
but not for the wealthy people of america. julie kirtz live for us in d.c. of what we can expect in the speech. good morning. >> good morning. president obama will not only lay out tax breaks and infrastructure spending to try to in the words of administration officials give the economy an upfront kick, he'll take aim at republicans today. he'll be in cleveland for another campaign style event like he was in milwaukee on monday. senior administration officials say mr. obama will focus today's speech on what they call the diversion paths the two parties are proposing this fall for the economy. the president will again endorse extending bush tax cuts for middle class families only. he will propose $50 billion in new infrastructure spending, $100 billion 10 year tax credit for business research done in the u.s. and $200 billion in accelerated tax breaks to encourage companies to buy property and equipment. also today, the president will directly criticize house republican leader john boehner's proposal for from his economic speech in cleveland last month. boehner, as you might remember, called on obama
FOX News
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
. julie kirtz is live in washington and knows what's going to happen in four hours, in five hours, in six hours in washington. >> lake a gene dixon. >> 11:00. you were messing with me there. we can expect him at 11:00 news conference to continue his theme that, you know, republicans are at fault for refusing to help him jump-start the economy. he wants g.o.p. support for his proposed tax breaks for businesses even as more and more democrat incumbents and candidates are criticizing the president's economic plan. of course, obama is feeling the heat with the midterms just weeks away and his poll numbers down, he wants to show that he's got a plan to fix the economy and get folks back to work. part of that plan includes a new position for one of his long-time economic advisors. the president will open his news conference today by announcing that austin goldsby will replace kristina romer as new chairman of the economic advisors. he was the obama campaign senior economic advisor. remember, obama campaigned on a promise not to raise taxes on the middle class. in his speech on wednesday and we'
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
in the senate g.o.p. primary. julie kirtz live in d.c. with a roundup of all the races for us. good morning. >> good morning. key wins for the tea party movement for sure last night. christine o'donnell said this morning, party leaders didn't believe she could win the race but she pulled off that upset over establishment republican congressman michael castle in the senate race in delaware for biden's seat. 53% to 46%. o'donnell had won the endorsement of sarah palin and she surged over the weekend. the g.o.p. in delaware considered her inexperienced and even campaigned against her in the party's view. castle and not o'donnell had the best shot in november. now o'donnell moves on with or without the state republican party's support. and in new york, another insurgence of republican with tea party backing won. carl paladino defeated the former republican representative rick lazio in the primary for governor there. lazio was the party favorite. >> if we've learned anything tonight, it's that new yorkers are as mad as hell! >> and we're not gonna take it anymore! >> and in new hampshire, it'
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Sep 4, 2010 4:00pm EDT
: julie kirtz from washington. thanks, julie. >> greg: one of the president's allies in the war about iraq why he still thinks the decision to topple saddam hussein was the correct one. dollars it's a success! let's roll! [ brian ] come on boys, who's next? >> julie: quick look at today's headlines, new zealand prime minister is examining the damage done to his country 7.1 quake striking yesterday. initial damage reports could top $1 billion. investigators in tennessee now saying a fire at the site of a planned islamic center and mosque was arson. detectives say accelerants were used. now a 20,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. hurricane earl slipping by new england, leaving very minimal damage behind. this after days of worry and intense preparation. a city spokesman saying earl wasn't even a really bad rainstorm. >> eric: as we are now reducing our presence in iraq, the united states is reaching out to a key ally in the region, turkey. president obama's top military advisor, admiral mike mullen asking for turk's help in policing iran's nuclear program. the united states
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
agenda called the pledge to america. julie kirtz pledged to be up early in d.c. to break it down for us and she's fulfilled that pledge. >> thank you so much. yeah, the g.o.p.'s pledge to america is a long agenda. house republicans previewed the 21-page document last night on capitol hill. bottom line is it's aimed at answering charges by dems and republicans are just a party of no. here's a look. on the economy, it promises to stop what republicans call job killing tax hikes. pass a small business tax reduction, reign in government red tape and repeal business mandates. for government spending, a vow to end government control of fannie mae and freddie mac, a cancellation of all unspent stimulus money, a rollback of spending to prestimulus and prebailout levels. and a hard cap on discretionary spending. also, weekly votes on spending cuts in congress. for health care repeal and replace, the health care reform law, substituting medical liability reform legislation. and making permanent a law banning federal money for abortion services. in the government reform section, a rule mandating a
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